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Name: Kim Smythe
Auburn, WA
Buttons
Feb 26, 2016 9:02 PM CST
I have 2 starter plants for these. Phone won't take pictures--sorry. I have lost the care instructions and could use some help.

Thanks,
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Feb 27, 2016 12:33 PM CST
@Buttons here is some info on Streptocarpus care

http://www.grownotes.com/grow-streptocarpus/

https://www.violetbarn.com/what-we-grow/streptocarpus/
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 27, 2016 3:08 PM CST
I've had a couple and find them easy. They were very happy under lights for winter, and then bright indoor location when they started blooming. They were not happy outside in summer though, it was too hot, got mealybugs, or something.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Feb 27, 2016 10:09 PM CST
Some of the info I read said that they are not as tolerant of heat as the saintpaulia violets.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 28, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Thanks moonhowl, that was probably my problem then.
As an indoor plant, I really enjoyed them, specifically Bristol's Goose Egg was one. Lots of blooms meant it was blooming for weeks, you do have to grow leaves because one bloom spike comes from one leaf.

I hesitate to buy them again because my plants go outside for summer, and if some stayed inside I might likely neglect them.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Feb 28, 2016 1:16 PM CST
Hi Sally. You may find this link informative. They are such lovely plants.

http://www.avavs.com/GrowingStreptocarpus.pdf
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Feb 28, 2016 3:54 PM CST
thanks, Moonhowl
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moonhowl
Feb 28, 2016 6:52 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. glad to help. Thumbs up

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